Commonwealth of Virginia - Executive Mansion

Welcome to Virginia’s Executive Mansion, home to Virginia’s governors since 1813, and the oldest governor’s residence in the country still used for its original purpose. Terence R. McAuliffe, Virginia’s 72nd governor, is the 55th governor to reside in the mansion.

Governor Terry McAuliffe and First Lady Dorothy McAuliffe announced today that the Executive Mansion will be among the outstanding homes and gardens open across the Commonwealth during Historic Garden Week, April 23-30, 2016.

The walk-through tour on Friday, April 29, 2016, will include interior public spaces and the Mansion’s renowned Charles Gillette gardens.

Centenary United Methodist Church, located at 411 East Grace Street,  is delighted to be a part of Historic Garden Week.  A pre-ordered box lunch is available for $15.  Please contact (804) 648-8319.  Parking is available in the church parking lot at 4th and Franklin Streets for $5.

This year, we will be featuring art from local Richmond, Virginia artists Sunny Goode and Edward Alan Gross.

Garden Day 2016

James Barbour (1812-1814)

James Barbour was the first governor to reside in the Executive Mansion. Barbour served during the period of the War of 1812 and was commander-in-chief of Virginia’s militia forces. He later served as a U.S. Senator and as the U.S. Secretary of War.

Terence R. McAuliffe

Terence R. McAuliffe (D) is the fifty-fifth governor to reside in the Executive Mansion and Virginia’s 72nd governor.